Dr. Edward John Broaddus

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Dr. Edward John Broaddus

August 09, 1925 - December 25, 2018

Dr. Edward John Broaddus Andover - Dr. Edward John Broaddus, 93, of Andover, died unexpectedly on Christmas day at home with his family. Broaddus was a retired general practitioner who worked in the Merrimack Valley for 30 years, first in private practice, then as medical director of Suburban Health Center. He was also director of medicine at several nursing homes, and school doctor at Brooks School for many years.
Broaddus was born in 1925 in Irvine, Kentucky, to Dr. and Mrs. Beverly Broaddus. He joined the Navy in 1943 and, after spending a semester at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, was enrolled in a six-year medical program that included pre-medical studies at Middlebury College and Bates College. After graduating from medical school at Ohio State University and serving two residencies, Broaddus was sent to Korea, where he served in battalion aid stations with the First Marine Division.
After coming home from the war in 1953, Broaddus married Elizabeth McNeill of Baltimore and returned to Kentucky, where he practiced medicine in Beattyville. The couple had six children before moving to North Andover in 1964, then to Andover a year later.
In addition to spending time with his family, Broaddus enjoyed woodworking and relaxing at a lake in Maine.
Broaddus is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, of Andover, and by his children, John, of Haverford, Pa.; Amy, of Bryn Mawr, Pa.; Margaret, of Brunswick, Maine; Mary, of New York; Laura, of New York; William, of Andover; and by 11 grandchildren. Broaddus, who was one of eight siblings, is also survived by his brother, James, of Brodhead, Kentucky.
For online condolences please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.
Published on January 3, 2019
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Arasi/ Vallario
Dec 31, 2018
Our entire (extended) family were all patients of Dr. Broaddus. There has never been another doctor like him, and sadly, will probably never be. He was absolutely the BEST, most well LOVED and RESPECTED physician ever. We are grateful to have been able to call him our doctor and happy to know that he was able to celebrate and enjoy so many years of retirement. He will be forever missed.
Priscilla Young Bouchard
Dec 31, 2018
So sorry to learn of the passing of Dr. Broaddus. He was a wonderful doctor. I have fond memories of working for the family back in the mid-60's.
Sandra Pedrick
Dec 30, 2018
The best and kindness Doctor in the world💔So sorry for your loss💔🇺🇸
Cynthia Brown
Dec 30, 2018
We spoke of Dr Broaddus at our Christmas Eve family get together - he was a wonderful Doctor and will always be missed by his patients.
Carolyn Dalton
Dec 30, 2018
Betty, my sincerest condolences to you! You used to frequent our wonderful Andover Bookstore regulary and were always so pleasant.
As a nurse, I can tell you that your husband was very well loved and respected!! He will be sorely issued by all, I’m sure!
Love to you!!